Dating in the Dark

Enjoy three courses and mingle with strangers in complete darkness.
Rachel Stone
Published on September 26, 2018


You've probably heard of blind dating and have perhaps even been on one yourself. But how about experiencing a romantic dinner with your significant other or a complete stranger in actual darkness?

The global phenomenon of dining in the dark was originally created in Switzerland by a blind clergyman. The absence of sight awakens senses and enables participants to completely reevaluate their perception of taste and smell. And in this case, connect at a deeper level without filters, judgement or swiping. French organisation Dans le Noir (In the Dark) has been hosting eyeless events at Rydges Auckland since March last year, including full-course sensory feasts, wine tasting and stand-up comedy.

The latest Dating in the Dark event will see 12 men and 12 women guided by blind hosts into a pitch black room where they will be treated to three surprise courses and one drinks while being encouraged to mingle.


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